Exozodiacal Light. Astronomers Latest Challenge in Studying Exo-Earths

November 4, 2014 7:20 PM

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Exozodiacal Light. Astronomers Latest Challenge in Studying Exo-Earths

There’s a new headache for astronomers wanting to image Earth-like planets. Exozodiacal light.

This phenomenon is similar to the one seen on earth (zodiacal light), but a lot brighter. It appears as a faint white glow in the night sky after sunset, or just before dawn.

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